Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time the Light Novel Podcast is covering the series, Strike the Blood! This ongoing magical-high school series featuring teens with super-powers granted either through magic or vampirification has inspired numerous seasons of anime, several manga adaptations and spin-offs, and countless pieces of merchandise. Yeah, it’s pretty popular! But is it really a vampire series? Or is it a shounen power series masquerading as a monster series?
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JAPANESE TITLE: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド
AUTHOR: Gakuto Mikumo — 三雲 岳斗
ILLUSTRATOR: Manyako — マニャ子
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Jeremiah Bourque
RELEASE DATE (English): September 2015
SYNOPSIS: He never asked for this power. Kojou Akatsuki used to be an ordinary high school boy–but that was before he became the Fourth Primogenitor, the most powerful vampire of all time. Worse–he doesn’t even remember how it happened. Middle schooler Yukina Himeragi, meanwhile, is the Attack Mage sent to observe him–and to stop him if he gets out of control. But was it really a good idea to send a cute girl to observe a massively powerful vampire boy whose abilities activate whenever he gets aroused? And on an artificial island populated with all manner of demonic individuals, each with their own designs on the Fourth Primogenitor–?
PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): May 2011
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 21 (as of January 2020):
ANIME SERIES: Yes – https://amzn.to/35a2CT8
MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Yen Press – https://amzn.to/2yNByNp
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